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preliminary

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of preliminary

  1. coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows we need to do some preliminary research in order to properly focus the experiment Synonyms beginning, introductory, precursory, prefatory, prelim, prelusive, preparative, preparatory, primary Related Words introducing, prefacing, preparing, readying; premonitory, warning; basic, elementary, fundamental; ahead, early, former, preceding, previous, prior Near Antonyms after, behind, following, subsequent


preliminary

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of preliminary

  1. a performance, activity, or event that precedes and sets the stage for the main event a meeting to discuss seating arrangements that was merely a preliminary to the formal negotiating sessions Synonyms curtain-raiser, overture, preamble, prelude, prologue (also prolog), warm-upRelated Words countdown, run-up [chiefly British]; lead-in; kickoff, start



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